Sermons by Rev James Brown

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ECC Worship Toolkit for July 05, 2020 – 5th Sunday after Pentecost

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Watchword for the Week: The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Psalm 145:8, NRSV) (Moravian Daily Texts)   Introduction & Welcome: Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Church Hymnary, No. 124) Reading: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Reflection: We sang a dirge and you did not mourn Hymn: I, […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 28, 2020 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost

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Church bells & Organ prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in G Minor Hymn: Let’s sing to the Lord (Church Hymnary, No. 126) Reading & Reflection: It’s the little things that matter (Matthew 10:40-42) Hymn: Brother, sister, let me serve you (Church Hymnary, No. 694) Prayers for Others Postlude/Blessing: Magnificat (Taizé) sung by members of the […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 21, 2020 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

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Organ prelude: Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Partita: Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig (BWV 768) Reading: Genesis 21:9-21 (Reader: Katherine Masa) [Recorded outdoors in Uganda with wind and background noises lending greater authenticity!] Hymn: Spirit of truth and grace (Church Hymnary, No. 608) Reflection and Prayer: “Hagar – an all-too human story” Hymn: Now the green blade […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 14, 2020 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

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Church bells and organ prelude / Glocken und Orgelvorspiel: Mendelssohn, Andante religioso (Organ Sonata Op. 65, No. 4) Hymn: Spirit of the living God (Church Hymnary, No. 619 + 620)   Reading: Matthew 9:35 – 10:8   Reflection: Healing Divisions   Hymn: Come, Holy Spirit, come! (Church Hymnary, No. 594)   Prayers for Others:   Blessing: The Lord […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for June 07, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

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Hymn: All things bright and beautiful (Church Hymnary, No. 137.1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPMA5I3-0Jw Reading & Reflection: “This is good!” <iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/426509255″ width=”640″ height=”564″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; fullscreen” allowfullscreen></iframe> Hymn / Prayer for Creation: All things bright and beautiful (an alternative version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUo5YawV7as&feature=youtu.be Blessing May the God who dances in creation, who embraces us with human love, who shakes […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for May 24, 2020 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

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Church bells and organ prelude: Bach, Prelude in G Minor (BWV 558) Bible reading: Acts 1:1-14 (Dear Theophilus) Reader: Robert Haworth Your browser does not support the audio element. Download AudioDownload https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+1%3A1%5E-14&version=GNT (right mouse-click on the Bible Gateway link to ‘open in a new tab’ while listening to the audio file)  Hymn: In Christ there […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for May 10, 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

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(Poff, Stephen. Guarding Words and Actions, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55024 [retrieved May 7, 2020]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenpoff/3530640841/.) Bible reading: Acts 7:55-60 (The Stoning of Stephen) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+7%3A55-60&version=GNT The Bible Gateway website includes further translations in English and many other languages. (right mouse-click on the […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for April 26, 2020 – Third Sunday of Easter

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(Ivory carving from the Carolingian period, ca. 850-900, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56883 [retrieved April 22, 2020]. Original in: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Creative Commons 3.0 license.) Bible reading: Luke 24:13-35 (The Road to Emmaus) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+24%3A13-35&version=GNT The Bible Gateway website includes further […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for April 19, 2020 – Second Sunday of Easter

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Jesus and Thomas: (JESUS MAFA. Jesus appears to Thomas, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48302 [retrieved April 17, 2020]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact).) Anthem: Christ the Lord is risen again  (sung by members of the ECC Choir, directed by Hendrik Ziser) Bible reading: […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for March 29, 2020

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Prayer: A Prayer in Times of Crisis written by Scottish Church Leaders (adapted) For all that is good in life, thank you, For the love of family and friends, thank you, For the kindness of good neighbour and Samaritan stranger, thank you. May those who are vulnerable, hungry or homeless experience support, May those who […]

ECC Worship Toolkit for March 22, 2020

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Bible reading: John 9:1-41 (Jesus Heals A Man Born Blind) Play Audio ReadingPlay Audio Download Audio ReadingDownload MP3 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+9&version=GNT The Bible Gateway website includes further translations in English and many other languages. Hymn: Amazing grace! (Church Hymnary, No. 555) Nana Mouskouri (first three verses): Barack Obama: Bagpipes, but only verse 1: Blessing: The Lord has […]